||10th Meeting of the Frederick National Laboratory Advisory Committee
The Frederick National Laboratory Advisory Committee (FNLAC) provides advice to the
Director, NCI and the Associate Director, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
(FNLCR) on the optimal use of the Laboratory to meet the most urgent needs of the Institute.
The Frederick National Lab. is designated as a Federally Funded Research and Development
Center that provides a unique national research within the biomedical research community for
the development of new technologies and the translation of basic science discoveries into novel
agents for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and AIDS.
As such, the FNLAC reviews the state of research at the FNLCR and makes recommendations
for the best use of its capabilities and infrastructure. The committee reviews major new projects
proposed to be performed, the existing portfolio of projects and evaluation of their productivity,
and helps to determine which of these projects should be transitioned to more conventional
mechanisms of support and which should be considered for termination.